WAPT Taps Charles Jackson As Digital Sales Manager

Hearst Television ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 95), today named account executive Charles D. Jackson to digital sales manager. “Throughout his career, Charles has been a superstar seller. He has continually performed as one of 16 WAPT’s top digital executives,” says General Sales Manager Peter Keith. “We’re excited to see him apply all his […]

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WAPT Jackson Expands Late Newscast To An Hour

DMA 92: JACKSON, MS

Joe Cook Joins WAPT Jackson As Sports Director

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss., has hired Joe Cook as sports director. He will anchor the weekday evening sports segments of the 16 WAPT News and joins the long-running Blitz 16 high school football program on Friday nights. Cook brings an array of experience, including coverage of the Iditarod sled dog race and Midnight Sun Basketball […]

DMA 92: JACKSON, MS

Christana Kay Landress Joins WAPT Weather Team

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 92), has added meteorologist Christana Kay Landress as weekend morning meteorologist. The WAPT weather team is led by chief meteorologist David Hartman and includes meteorologists Kara James and Adam McWilliams. Landress is an AP Award winner (Best College Weathercast) and graduate of Mississippi State University, where she is […]

DMA 92: JACKSON, MS

Rick McLaughlin Named WAPT News Director

Hearst promotes the assistant news director of its WESH Orlando, Fla., to lead its news team in Jackson, Miss.

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WAPT Promo Promises Urgent, Unique News Coverage

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WAPT Airing Miss Black America Pageant

DMA 92: JACKSON, MS

WAPT Jackson Expands Saturday Late News

Hearst-owned ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 92), is expanding its Saturday 10 p.m. newscast. Starting Jan. 19, 16 WAPT News at 10 p.m. will air until 11:05, providing a full hour of local news, weather and sports. WAPT says it will be the only station in the Central Mississippi television market to produce a […]

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2,321 Turkeys Set Record For WAPT

DMA 95: JACKSON, MS

Peter Keith Joins WAPT As Gen. Sales Mgr.

He returns to the Hearst ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., after spending the past two years at co-owned WVTM Birmingham, Ala.

 

DMA 95: JACKSON, MS

Yve Jones Named WAPT News Director

Hearst’s Jackson, Miss., ABC affiliate WAPT has named Yve Jones news director. She begins at the station Jan. 4, joining from KHBS-KHOG Ft. Smith, Ark., where she has been assistant news director.

DMA 95: JACKSON, MS

Mississippi Reporting Legend Bert Case Dies

DMA 95

Michael Neelly Named GM Of WAPT Jackson

The longtime Hearst Television news executive is tapped to succeed the retiring Stuart Kellogg as VP-GM of the group’s ABC affiliate in Mississippi.

DMA 95

WAPT Jackson GM Stuart Kellogg To Retire

The leader of Hearst’s ABC affiliate since 1991 will retire at year’s end, following 40 years in television that began while still a student at Syracuse University.

DMA 94

WAPT Jackson, MS, Hires Two Journalists

DMA 93 (JACKSON, MS)

Brittany Bell Joins WAPT As Meteorologist

Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 93), has added meteorologist Brittany Bell to its weekend evening newscasts. Bell joins WAPT from Hearst’s KHBS-KHOG duopoly in Fort Smith-Rogers, Ark. She is a graduate of Mississippi State.

DMAS 37 & 93

Hearst Names New NDs At WYFF, WAPT

Bruce Barkley will head its WYFF Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson-Asheville’ news operations and will be succeeded as news chief at WAPT Jackson, Miss., by Ben Hart.

DMA 93 (JACKSON, MS)

Keegan Foxx Joins WAPT Morning News

Hearst Television-owned ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 93), has added Keegan Foxx as co-anchor with Megan West and meteorologist Ethan Huston on weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7 a.m. Foxx is a native of South Mississippi and an Ole Miss graduate. She comes to Jackson from Tupelo, Miss., where she co-anchored the morning news […]

DIGITAL DMAS

Jackson Online Media Scores With Football

In Mississippi’s capital, the city’s local online media players are taking advantage of the region’s love for high school and college football to drive traffic to their websites.

DMA 90

WAPT Adds A.M. Anchor, Sports Director

Hearst Television’s ABC affiliate WAPT Jackson, Miss. (DMA 90), is adding new talent to its morning news desk. Travell Eiland is joining Megan West as coâ€Âanchor of 16WAPT News This Morning on Aug. 16. Previously he was an investigative reporter for WBBH Fort Myers, Fla. He has also worked at stations in Sarasota, Fla., and […]

DMA 90

WAPT Producer Carjacked, Both Knees Broken

DMA 90

WAPT Morning News Expands To Seven Days

The Hearst ABC affiliate in Jackson, Miss., adds weekend morning newscasts at 6 and 8